Yes I'm back from a decadent and too too over indulgent weekend in paradise. Only trouble is I'm short a post for today. I thought I'd tease Kim with these shots of a late spring day which climbed into the 30s (celsius) after a few morning showers. Yes the water really is that blue and yes for some crazy reason I was up at 6.00am for the last shots. Which is more unbelievable? I'll be back to regular posting tomorrow.
Perfect timing for a retro kitchen post. Kim has reached the stage with her kitchen renovation where she loves her new kitchen more than she hates her contractor. Today's retro inspirations are from The Australian Kitchen, by Babette Hayes, Cassell Australia, 1979. I used to feel that kitchens like these dated a modern home but look closely and there are great ideas and a look that is perfect for those who choose not to have the cherrywood and granite dream.
In September we posted about this contest held by Material Girls blog and Swank Lighting. Well, the winners have been announced here on Swank Lighting's blog. What great entries, and congrats to the winners!! Below is the first place winner, a design board made by Joshua for Big Bird’s big city nest.
I know, I know, I hate to break it to you all, but it's time to start thinking about Christmas. And if you're lacking in ideas, go have a look at 2Modern's gift shop. They have it divided up in sections - for the pet, for the kid, for the cook and many more, and also by price. I went through their "for the trendsetter" section and LOVE what they've got as suggestions. Here are some of my favourites - click on each photo to see details.